German

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German (German: Deutsch /dɔʏtʃ/) is a language spoken in the West-Germanic Region and an official language of the German Empire as well as Danubia. It's the 3rd most learned language, and 5th most common natively spoken language in ATWMC. Some of its learners/speakers are SugarcaneCadaver, Letterbomb0121, 0xygin, Datchisan, and Probably__me.

Grammar[edit]

Cases[edit]

German uses four cases to distinguish between the functions a noun phrase can have and these are the nominative(Nominativ), genitive(Genitiv), accusative(Akkusativ) and dative(Dativ). Each of these cases changes the ending of articles, adjectives and sometimes nouns.

An Example would be:

"Der Bäcker macht der Frau seines besten Freundes eine Küche." The baker makes his best friend's wife a cake.

Der Bäcker is nominative

Der Frau is dative

seines besten Freundes is genitive

eine Küche is accusative


Phonology[edit]

Consonants[edit]

German has about 21-25 consonant sounds

Bilabial Alveolar Post-Alv.

/Palatal

Velar/Glottal Uvular
Nasal m n
Plosive p b t d k g
Affricate pf ts
Fricative f v s z ʃ x2 ʁ1
Approximant l j h
  • 1/ʁ/ can be pronounced [r], [ʀ], or [ʁ] in free variation
  • 2/x/ is pronounced [x] after back vowels, and [ç] after front vowels